Author Archives: Michael Stephens

About Michael Stephens

Dr. Michael Stephens is an Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. His research focuses on use of emerging technologies in libraries and technology learning programs. He currently writes the monthly column “Office Hours” in Library Journal exploring issues, ideas and emerging trends in library and information science education. Stephens has spoken about emerging technologies, innovation, and libraries to audiences in over 26 states and in nine countries. He is fascinated by library buildings and virtual spaces that center around users, participation, creating content, and encouraging the heart. As a professional he worked 15 years in public libraries.

Useful Video on Serious Leisure

From LIS professor Dr. Jenna Hartel – The second episode of the *Information and Leisure* video series focuses entirely on the concept of leisure and a theoretical framework of leisure known as the Serious Leisure Perspective, or SLP. After defining leisure, the SLP’s key concepts are introduced and illustrated, namely: casual leisure, serious leisure, devotee […]

Getting Started with…Literature Review Matrix

The Literature Review Matrix is intended to be critical exploration and evaluation of scholarly writings on a topic(in this case, your information community). In your formal research paper, the literature review provides context and background for your own study and illustrates how your research will contribute to a particular area of study.This assignment meets the […]

News: Michael is Traveling

Greetings all! Here is a video about my upcoming travels: https://sjsu-ischool.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=20bfb664-1935-4739-b43a-af1201583072 Download Video  Podcast Our next due dates while I am traveling: Blog Post #3: Report on the information-seeking behavior and information needs of chosen community. DUE: 10/02 —  For this reflective post, please turn in anytime the week of the 3rd –  think of it […]